Ukranian baritone Andrei Kymach won the prestigious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 2019 and we are delighted that he is to perform at this year’s Festival in a rare UK appearance.
Andrei graduated from the Bolshoi Young Artist Program in 2018. Within his tenure, he made his role debut as Don Carlos in Dargomyzhsky’s The Stone Guest at the Bolshoi Theatre. Since then he has gone on to appear at Opera de Nice, Opera de Toulon and a concert with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, and London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.
His recital with pianist Alexander Anasenko will be in two parts, an all-Russian first half will be followed by songs from his native Ukraine.
Andrei Kymach baritone
Alexander Anasenko piano
Glinka Somneniye (Doubt)
Glinka Nochnoy smotr (The Night Review)
Glinka K Molli To Molli
Rimsky-Korsakov Oktava (Octave) Op. 45’3
Rimsky-Korsakov Drobitsya, i pleshchet, i bryzzhet volna (Crushes, and splashes, and splashes wave) Op. 46’1
Tchaikovsky Primireniye (Reconciliation) Op. 25’1
Tchaikovsky Smert (Dheath) Op. 57’5
Tchaikovsky Solovey (Nightingale) Op. 60’4
Tchaikovsky Blagoslovlyayu vas lesa (Bless you woods) Op. 47’5
Tchaikovsky Serenada Don Zuana (Serenade Don Juan) Op. 38’1
Lysenko Reve ta stogne Dnipr shuroky (Roars and groans wide Dnepr)
Lysenko Mynayut dni (Days pass)
Lysenko Ohni horyat (Lights are burning)
Lysenko Dolya (Destiny)
Lysenko Hetʹmany (Hetmans)
Haidamak Skazhy meni (Tell me)
Kos-Anatolskyi Oy kolyb ya sokil (If I had been a falcon)
Kos-Anatolskyi Oy ty divchyno z horikha zernya (Oh, you’re a girl)
Kos-Anatolskyi Hei topoli moi (Hey poplars mine)